The best of Halloween couture


Hot off the press Fashion Blogger and couture know-it-all Luke Anderson, brings you the low down of the best in spooktacular runway fashions – yes we used “spooktacular”, who could resist!

His blog Poison.Antidote.Repeat reveals the quirky, eccentric and down right fabulous circulating in the fashion world and has teamed up with Couch to bring you a special Halloween post!

We’d like to thank Luke for giving our readers a hot post to sink their teeth into!


That time of year is upon us again…the one night where people all around the globe unite in celebration, all whilst dressed up (or down) as the stuff of nightmares…

There are some designers out their however, who never take a day off…who treat everyday like All Hallows eve, creating ghoulishly gorgeous fashion that would fit in perfectly at any Halloween ball/haunted house/grave.

So here I present to you, my selection of the BEST Halloween inspired couture that the fashion world has to offer!

Ghastly grim and ancient Raven wandering from the Nightly shore–
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore!
Quoth the Raven, Nevermore.  Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Raven’

This stunning black feather dress, from the Mcqueen AW09 collection, titled ‘The horn of plenty’ is a perfect example of ‘Halloween couture’. Its bold and initially sinister appearance has a subtle fragility, that is often missed  when first viewed. A dress like this could easily be an avant-garde interpretation of Edgar Alan Poe’s ‘The Raven’!

All of us are God’s creatures… just some are more creature than others.

Hair artist extraordinaire Charlie Le Mindu blew me away with this dress made entirely of HAIR. The movement in the dress is exquisite and the whole ensemble just screams (or should that be howls?) SHE-WOLF!

Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc. We gladly feast on those who would subdue us – Morticia Addam

This stunning gown from Tex Saverio would be perfect for any aspiring Morticia Addams. The cut, transparency and heavy detailing creates a darkly seductive figure that would drive fear and lust into the heart of any mortal man. Sevario is well known for his vamp/gothic couture and his dresses would be the one for any wannabe Queen of Darkness.

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance. George Bernard Shaw

This stunning swaroksi encrusted skeleton corset was designed by Jean Paul Gaultier himself for the divine Dita Von Teese. The corset was custom made for her and she slowly revealed it as part of a burlesque number for the finale for his AW11 show. I’ve never seen a design like this be done in such a glamorous way and who better to wear it then Teese herself!?

And hail their queen, fair regent of the night. – Erasmus Darwin

This PHENOMENAL dress is by far the most ‘halloweeny’ of them all and certainly my favourite! Alex Noble went all out when creating this ‘Mummy’ dress, and somehow managed to create something that is both sexy AND macabre. Nobles sinister approach has caught the eye of Gaga herself, with her sporting one of his spine back-pieces!

So there you have it, my low down on some of the most inspiring designs on the fashion scene, both new and old! Hopefully you’ve been inspired yourself to create some truly nightmarish costumes that will both scare senseless and break hearts!